Maximising potential by givingaccess to education

The Special Foundation is a privately funded social impact organization focused on building Africa’s next set of Leaders by refining their minds through education. We seek to achieve this by empowering less privileged, gifted African Children through education, mentorship and leadership opportunities.

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Our Programs

Inspire Scholarship

This scholarship is targeted at orphaned and vulnerable children in disadvantaged communities. We provide tuition (including cost of books and other materials) to children in primary and secondary schools

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Lifelong Development

The Special Foundation facilitates continuous development of the children we support through a lifelong program. The program includes mentorship and leadership training through practical platforms

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Special Scholarship

Special Scholarship is merit based and targeted at identifying gifted students for local tertiary institutions. This scholarship is available to students under the age of 21 and and covers tuition

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This is a merit-based program that focuses on identifying young talents through a rigorous selection process and linking them with opportunities or platforms that will allow them best fulfill their potential.

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Special Summer School

This is a 3-week summer school program for less privileged children in Northern Nigeria. The program is a free program that selects about 100 children located around Abuja

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School Builds

A lot of public schools in Africa lack basic infrastructure. The Special Foundation seeks to build schools to make sure more children have access to a safe and quality learning environment.

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How we work

Education is a key enabler to creating positive change in society. We seek to provide lifelong development to less privileged children through access to education from primary to tertiary and continuous learning through mentorship to talented young people.

We also run intervention programs such as free summer school programs which are aimed at encouraging learning and discovery in a fun environment. Our summer program in partnership with other Non-Government Organisations aims to develop children’s understanding of Patriotism and National values, Public speaking, Creative writing, Critical thinking and Mental mathematics.

Supporting the UN’s SDGoals

Africa has the youngest population in the world, with 70% of sub-Saharan Africa under the age of 30. Such a high number of young people is an opportunity for the continent’s growth – but only if these new generations are fully empowered to realize their best potential. It is especially important that young people are included in decision making and given appropriate opportunities for work and to innovate. The Special Foundation’s programs provide the youths lifelong skills that empowers them to realize their potentials

The Special Foundation is committed to helping the United Nations achieve its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by tailoring our programs to promote and contribute towards its goals and helping to build a sustainable future for all. 

Here are some of the goals we are focused on. Click on each one to know how you can support the goals we feel most passionately about:

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